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Suggested Coursework to Help Prepare for Success in Law School

As stated on our pre-law advising home page, there is no set curriculum required for admission to law school. There are, however, sets of skills that students should develop over their college careers that will help them prepare for the LSAT and for success in their law school classes. The Department of Criminal Justice requires a number of such courses both within the Department’s core curriculum and through its cognate courses in related fields. In addition, there are a number of courses in other departments that pre-law students should take as electives to further develop their critical reasoning and writing abilities.

  • Required Courses within the CJ Major

  • Required Courses. The following courses are required for all students majoring in criminal justice. The substantive knowledge and skill sets you will gain from taking them will help prepare you for law school:
    • CRJU 110: Introduction to Justice Research, Writing, and Reasoning
    • CRJU 301: Criminal Courts and Judicial Processes
    • CRJU 340: Substantive Criminal Law
    • CRJU 350: Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • Cognates. The following cognate courses are required for all students majoring in criminal justice. They will help you understand the theoretical foundations of law and our justice system:
    • SOC 100: Principles of Sociology
    • PSY 100: General Psychology
    • PSY 370: Abnormal Psychology
    • POSC 100: Introduction to American Government
    • PHIL 170: Critical Reasoning
    • PHIL 352I: Philosophy of Law
    • PHIL 451I: Liberty and Justice: Race, Ethnicity Gender in American Law
  • Elective Courses
    • While not required, pre-law students are strongly encouraged to take as many of the classes listed below as possible, as they will help to hone analytical and logical thinking skills, as well as critical and persuasive writing abilities. Courses in bold (ENGL 300 and PHIL 270) are particularly important; all pre-law students, regardless of their major, should take these bolded courses.
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